Does hmb work?

    Claims for HMB

    The supplement database currently has 6 claims for HMB. The claims include: increase protein synthesis, decrease protein breakdown, increase strength, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, reduce muscle damage.

    Overall Grade for HMB

    The average score for all claims for HMB is 1.8 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements. Click on a specific claim below for more specifics.

    Claim #1: decrease body fat

    The evidence does not support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 3
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1

    Claim #2: decrease protein breakdown

    Some evidence exists to support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2

    Claim #3: increase muscle mass

    Some evidence exists to support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 3
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2

    Claim #4: increase protein synthesis

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #5: increase strength

    Some evidence exists to support the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 9
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.9

    Claim #6: reduce muscle damage

    The evidence does not support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1